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Discussing the book "In the Mecca" and interviewing the author Gwendolyn Brooks.
Discussing the book "In the Mecca" and interviewing the author Gwendolyn Brooks. Rebroadcast or different version of 1917972-3-1.
1863190-2-1 Includes introduction stating this is a rebroadcast.
Interview begins with excerpt of interview with Chief Albert John Luthuli (excerpt from 1895817-6-1). Dennis Brutus reads several of his poems from the book "Letters to Martha and Other Poems From a South African Prison" (Letters number 1, 9, 17 - "In prison"). Dennis Brutus discusses the 1972 Summer Olympics and being imprisoned for being an activist against Apartheid and the unreasonable laws that went along with Apartheid.
Studs discusses poetry and mass media with American writer Norman Corwin, who was visiting Chicago to receive an honorary award from Columbia College. Works discussed include Corwin's radio address, "On A Note of Triumph," which the author delivered on May 8, 1945 to mark the end of World War II in Europe, and "Ballad for Americans", a cantata produced by Corwin on CBS radio in 1939. Topics include Corwin's personal and professional history, the process of writing "for the ear", World War II, the dawn of the nuclear age, and the television's role in eclipsing radio in popularity.
Interviewing Irish poet Paul Durcan.
Eddie Balchowsky tells stories about being an Observation Scout during the Spanish Civil War and marching with a British battalion. He plays and sings several songs of the time.(unknown titles)
The cast of the play "The Hostage" discusses their production and theatre at large.
Helga Sandburg reads some of her poetry and discusses her life as the daughter of fellow poet Carl Sandburg.
Interviewing Scharmel Iris reading excerpts from his "Spanish earth"
As a tribute to Nelson Algren after his death, a collection of his writing is dramatized in this radio program titled "Come in at the Door."
Terkel comments and presents Don Luce reading poetry